This track is hard to pin down. The electronica parts give it an otherworldly air. It’s as if you’re being sucked into someone’s consciousness and you don’t get your bearings until the end of the song. It’s definitely one strange trip that’s worth taking.
“Hand Me Down” – Visqueen
This track is a solid rock song. There’s nothing exemplary or interesting about it, then again it’s free so what do you have to lose?
“Fly Me Away” – Annie Little
This song makes you happy. It’s Little’s use of piano and marching band-type instruments that gives the listener a sense of contentment. You’ll be keeping this one on a continuous loop just to keep the feeling going.
“Jolene” – Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton’s live rendition of one of her iconic tracks makes you feel as you’re at the concert. Of course there is the storyline in the song that keeps you riveted. Parton can tell a tale as she pleads with Jolene not to take her guy. Download this “just because you can.”
“The River” – Audra Mae
This stripped down track pulls you in with its subtle use of guitar and keeps you while the other instruments chime in. Of course it is Mae’s voice that makes this track extraordinary. Her voice sounds otherworldly and down to earth at the same time.
“Wonderlust King (BBC Sessions)” – Gogol Bordello
Imagine the strong messages in the music of Johnny Cash matched with the rhythms of Bob Marley. Then you would have an idea of what Gogol Bordello is attempting. In the beginning of the song it doesn’t work, but stick with it. The interesting mix of genres brings an entirely new listening experience that isn’t entirely unpleasant.
“Again” – Flyleaf
There is a reason why this is a billboard topping single. The hard-rock, pulsating rhythms let you know that you’re in for a wild ride. In addition the lyrical harmonies drive this song’s message home. Give in, let go and download this now.